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Always By Their Side: How the USO Supported Troops Deployed to Afghanistan and Post-Evacuation Efforts

As the Force Behind the Forces®, the United Service Organizations (USO) is a nonprofit dedicated to serving the U.S. military and their families, particularly during times of crisis. The USO provided round-the-clock support to service members carrying out Operation Allies Refuge military operations in various locations around the world during the recent fall of Kabul and subsequent airlift in… Continue Reading

A Sense of Home Prevents Homelessness among Former Foster Youth

The Friese Foundation is proud to work with organizations that help groups vulnerable to homelessness find the support they need to build stable lives. A Sense of Home is one of those organizations. Its mission to prevent former foster children from becoming homeless aligns seamlessly with the goals of the Friese Foundation. Homelessness among Former Foster Children… Continue Reading

Above & Beyond Award Ceremony: Celebrating Exemplary Service

On September 23, 2021, The Friese family was honored to attend the Los Angeles Police Foundation’s Above & Beyond Award Ceremony and Luncheon for the Los Angeles Police Department, celebrating those who have demonstrated exemplary service in the LAPD. At the event, 15 officers received the LAPD’s highest honors – the Medal of Valor, Purple Heart, and/or… Continue Reading

Red Cross Stands by Communities Amid 2021 Natural Disasters 

The Friese Foundation is proud to support organizations working to build communities, provide education and healthcare services, assist struggling low-income families and military veterans, and deliver life-saving rescue services in times of disaster. The foundation’s recent gift to the American Red Cross fits squarely within these mission priorities and helped the Red Cross respond to… Continue Reading

JVS SoCal and Friese Foundation Help Students Achieve their Dreams

The Friese Foundation is proud to support organizations that benefit veterans, first responders, animal rescues, youth education, mental health, and other important causes. The foundation’s goal is to bridge the gap from “hopelessness to wholeness” and create life-changing, impactful opportunities through the power of philanthropy. Among other organizations, the Friese Foundation supports JVS SoCal. Through… Continue Reading

Friese Foundation’s Gift Continues Vital Resources for Veterans

One of the Friese Foundation’s central mandates is to support initiatives that improve the lives of United States military service members. In addition to its contributions to a wide range of community-building programs and organizations focused on education, animal welfare, and youth, the foundation has also made substantial contributions to groups that work with veterans… Continue Reading

USO Supports the Troops with Help from the Friese Foundation

Established by retired glass industry executive Donald Friese, the Friese Foundation supports a variety of organizations dedicated to the needs of children, youth, and other important groups in need. The foundation also donates to range of nonprofits dedicated to military veterans, first responders, and animal welfare, as well as community partners such as hospitals and… Continue Reading

Friese Foundation Partnership Supports Glass Industry Knowledge

In September 2019, the Friese Foundation and the National Glass Association (NGA) announced an exciting new partnership. Designed to help workers in the glass and glazing industry increase their trade-specific knowledge, the collaboration developed out of Donald Friese’s long-time focus on giving back. The Friese Foundation’s gift will help train the next generation of workers… Continue Reading